Brown Sugar vs. White Sugar

Nutrition comparison of Brown Sugar and White Sugar


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents between Brown Sugar and White Sugar (100g each) below using 2019 USDA data.

You can also visualize the comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both brown sugar and white sugar are high in calories - brown sugar has 380kcal of calories per 100 grams and white sugar has 387kcal of calories.

sugar

Both brown sugar and white sugar are high in sugar - brown sugar has 97g of sugar per 100 grams and white sugar has 99.8g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Brown sugar and white sugar contain similar amounts of protein - brown sugar has 0.1g of protein per 100 grams and white sugar does not contain significant amounts.

Fat

Vitamins

Vitamin B Complex

Brown Sugar has more Niacin and Vitamin B6.

Minerals

calcium

Brown sugar is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than white sugar - brown sugar has 83mg of calcium per 100 grams and white sugar has 1mg of calcium.

iron

Brown sugar has more iron than white sugar - brown sugar has 0.7mg of iron per 100 grams and white sugar has 0.05mg of iron.

potassium

Brown sugar has more potassium than white sugar - brown sugar has 133mg of potassium per 100 grams and white sugar has 2mg of potassium.


Customize your serving size

We know that 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for most ingredients or food.

Below, you can try increasing or decreasing the amount of either Brown Sugar or White Sugar and compare more detailed nutrition at your preferred portion size.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Brown Sugar (Sugar, brown) and White Sugar (Sugar, granulated) .

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